21 May 2023 > 15 October 2023

Isola della Certosa - VeniceBioGroundsFor a new environmental awareness

Isola della Certosa – Venice

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Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing

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Four installations created through an unconventional dialogue between artists, architects, designers, philosophers and botanists to tell the story of a place and its nature.

Andrea Anastasio with Angela Rui, Bêka&Lemoine with Stefano Mancuso and Studio Formafantasma with Emanuele Coccia.
For the occasion, the Alcantara-MAXXI Project also moved to Venice with the installation by Studio Ossidiana.

We are no longer allowed to be passive regarding the natural conditions surrounding us. The knowledge we can no longer afford to evade today is the environmental context we live in, and BioGrounds is a project that aims to activate this knowledge.

The idea was born from the union between environmental life (Bio) and the assonance with the term playground (Grounds), entrusting contemporary designers to create installations, devices and performances capable of telling the public the story of a place and its nature, involving visitors through actions and interventions.

The BioGrounds are conceived by designers – architects, artists, designers – in dialogue with theorists who are experts in ecological issues – philosophers, botanists, critics – and the optimal place for their realisation is the Island of Certosa in Venice, given its significant biodiversity. The works are designed to transform, live and grow old in the environment, as happens to every element marked by the passage of time. Observing their change is an integral part of active public enjoyment.

programme 21 May

11:30 am
SPACCASASSI. Creazione di un mito contemporaneo di Beka&Lemoine
performance and sound installation realised in collaboration with sound artist Daniel Meir and Teatro stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale
actors: Adriano Iurissevich, Giorgio Spiller

12 pm
SPACCASASSI. Creazione di un mito contemporaneo by Beka&Lemoine
performance “Albero di canto”
choir curated by Anna Maria Civico
performers: Anna M. Civico, Beatrice Di Fonzo, Giulia Gatto, Milena Jankovich, Carla Marazzato, Giovanni Paladini, Sara Paolini, Roberta Ruggiero, Raffaele Silvestre, Patrizia Veclani
credits: C.T.R. Centro Teatrale Ricerca Giudecca VE, Voce Specifica

1 pm
MIKROS KOSMOS life and light
performance by the Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale
with the young actors of Tema Cultura Academy
curated by Giovanna Cordova as part of the Mythos Festival